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Neil Flynn's song of the lonely mountain (SPOILERS)

Welsh hero
Gondor


Nov 8 2012, 12:41pm

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Neil Flynn's song of the lonely mountain (SPOILERS) Can't Post

sounds a bit like it's taken words from the misty mountains cold.

I hope they do this for the rest of the songs............

Like the hobbit walking song.........

-Irfon

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(This post was edited by Welsh hero on Nov 8 2012, 12:42pm)


Shagrat
Gondor

Nov 8 2012, 12:48pm

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Use of book lyrics... [In reply to] Can't Post

Might this impair the song's eligibility for the 'Best Original Song' category at the Academy Awards?


P.S. It's Finn. Wink


mirkookrim91
The Shire

Nov 8 2012, 1:17pm

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Transcript *__* ? [In reply to] Can't Post

Would you be so kind to put here some lyrics?


Rolfina
Rivendell

Nov 8 2012, 1:18pm

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I think Neil Flynn was the Janitor on Scrubs [In reply to] Can't Post

Love that guy!


dave_lf
Gondor

Nov 8 2012, 1:43pm

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Yes [In reply to] Can't Post

but "The Song of the Lonely Mountain" is performed by Neil Finn.

Had a bit of a "Whuuuuuuuuu?!" moment there.


Welsh hero
Gondor


Nov 8 2012, 2:00pm

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Just errrr testing....... [In reply to] Can't Post

yes, that's it. testing

-Irfon

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dave_lf
Gondor

Nov 8 2012, 2:45pm

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I like this song a lot [In reply to] Can't Post

At least, what I've heard of it. The one-minute preview starts out a little overbusy, but settles down after that. It reminds me very much of Glenn Yarbrough's performance of "The Greatest Adventure" on the R&B cartoon (without actually resembling it in any direct way), which I take as a good thing.


Joe20
Lorien

Nov 8 2012, 3:10pm

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agree [In reply to] Can't Post

At first there was too much going on and I could barely make out what he was saying, but after that.... I LOVED IT!!!


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 8 2012, 8:12pm

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Exactly my thoughts [In reply to] Can't Post

Too busy at the start, but it settles into a wonderful rhythm. Takes me back to my childhood.


starlesswinter
Lorien

Nov 8 2012, 8:26pm

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It's fine, but doesn't fit into the Middle-Earth soundscape [In reply to] Can't Post

My personal musical taste is sort of irrelevant to the the song, but just in terms of continuity it sounds far too modern to fit into the ancient, very natural sound established for Middle-Earth.


Ffnir
Rohan


Nov 8 2012, 8:31pm

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I think it may go along with an animated credit [In reply to] Can't Post

showing dwarves mining etc, because there are a lot of sounds going with the music, like pickaxe noises and dwarven voices


irodino
Bree


Nov 9 2012, 1:17am

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Here is a longer 1:22 sec version of the song [In reply to] Can't Post

I've joined the two released previews. Enjoy! Myself I love the song already :)

http://www.youtube.com/...x=1&feature=plcp

"The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that terrible in-between."


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 9 2012, 5:31am

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The credit songs for LOTR were all rather new agey [In reply to] Can't Post

Enya, etc., so I don't see this as much of a departure.

In any event, it won't play until after the movie is over!


Mooseboy018
Gondor


Nov 9 2012, 7:35am

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Yay! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was waiting for someone to do this. Now I can listen to it over and over... and over. Unimpressed


Mooseboy018
Gondor


Nov 9 2012, 7:41am

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Love it! [In reply to] Can't Post

I felt the same way.

Now we just need a Lemmiwinks version to go along with it.Tongue


easterlingchief1
Rivendell


Nov 9 2012, 8:03am

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Hmm. I've got a theory about some of the lyrics [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been thinking, is this song referencing the ancient history of the dwarves?

At the end of the excerpt, theres a stanza that is a modified version of the original lyrics. If yoe listen to it, it reads like this:

"We lay under the Misty Mountains cold/
In slumbers deep, and dreams of gold/
We must awake, our lives to make/
And in the darkness, a torch we hold."

Could those first two lines be referring to the creation of the dwarves, specifically the sleep and then awakening of Durin I at Mt. Gundabad? After all, Gundabad is at the northern end of the Misty Mountains, and Appendices tell us that all dwarves were endowed by Aule with the innate desire to shape the riches of the earth into beautiful things.

Also, the next part about the need to awaken and the torchlight held in the darkness makes me think this could be a reference to Durin's discovery of Khazad-dum.

With all that in mind, is the Narrator (i.e, the voice of Neill Finn) actually Durin or one of the six other Fathers of the Dwarves? If so, does that mean the rest of the song (there's about 4:40 or more that is yet unreleased) will be recounting other key moments in Dwarven history (the loss of Moria/Erebor, the War of the Dwarves and Orcs, etc.)?


Silmaril
Lorien


Nov 9 2012, 8:17am

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well done! [In reply to] Can't Post

i like this song, it is good that it's different from the LotR songs. LALALALA


Fardragon
Rohan

Nov 9 2012, 9:05am

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Enya had been singing Tolkien inspired songs [In reply to] Can't Post

for quite some time before she was invited to sing on FotR soundtrack.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...


Elessar
Valinor


Nov 9 2012, 4:23pm

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Thanks [In reply to] Can't Post

For linking to a little longer version. I like it I think hearing a little more of it but I'm not 100% sold on it just yet.



Tim
Tol Eressea


Nov 9 2012, 5:27pm

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I kinda dig it! I want the whole thing! [In reply to] Can't Post

Music is such a subjective thing, it's always a nice surprise to enjoy what an artist creates based on another work of art I like.

-Tim came by. Tim! If you had heard only a quarter of what I have heard about him, and I have only heard very little of all there is to hear, you would be prepared for any sort of remarkable tale.


starlesswinter
Lorien

Nov 10 2012, 12:15am

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Yes, but they all fit into the instrumental world of LOTR as well [In reply to] Can't Post

This clearly doesn't. It even sounds electronic in places, which is entirely wrong for this world, especially since Shore made a conscious decision to use absolutely no electronic instruments.

By the way, this doesn't mean I hate the song. I just don't think it's appropriate in context.


Shelob'sAppetite
Valinor

Nov 10 2012, 4:26am

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I know [In reply to] Can't Post

I just don't find her New Age aesthetic to be appropriate for Middle Earth.


Fardragon
Rohan

Nov 10 2012, 7:43am

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Which seems strange to me [In reply to] Can't Post

Since the new age movement was largely responsible for popularising Tolkien in the 1960s.

A Far Dragon is the best kind...

 
 

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